How Bookstart works
The Bookstart programme is founded on partnerships.
The programme is run by Booktrust, an independent charity dedicated to encouraging people of all ages and cultures to engage with books.
The programme is enabled by funding from the Department for Education and the devolved governments in Northern Ireland and Wales, with the generous sponsorship of more than 25 children's publishers.
It is coordinated, resourced and delivered locally via enthusiastic local public services professionals, including health visitors, library staff and early years professionals.